Adventures in Hardware
Today I was mentally reviewing what my immediate errands were. As I mapped out my excursion, I realized that so often I find my self in business locations frequented by a variety of people, but not necessarily single women. It seems that many women have overlooked these opportunity spots, or they are not there when I am. For the benefit of guys like myself, and for the women who are looking for guys like me, over the next week (depending upon reader response) I will provide some of the places you should find yourself visiting this weekend to increase your odds of meeting that someone special (or even that someone average…).
Home Depot – Tools are like catnip for men. If Home Depot were to market hardware scent cologne for men, it would sell like gangbusters! I dare suggest that a well-stocked hardware store creates similar euphoria in men, as a Steve Madden shoe store does for women. Not every tool is right for every man, and don’t be fooled by the hype, there IS a specific tool for each job, just as there outfits specific to each type of social event. A man’s tool belt can never sufficiently support all our tools, so that’s why we migrate to tool sacks and tool chests. During any visit, men of all shapes, sizes and intellect meander between the bountiful aisles like a child in a candy store. Seriously though, many single, middle-aged men own/rent homes and by the very nature of being a man, want to repair something. For a woman, you could not pick a better location to meet such a variety of men, in their most natural state of dress and behavior, unlike when you see them in a bar. From a distance, you can size up your prospective mate, and you have plenty of opportunity to move closer without any commitment of discussion/interaction. Hey, coincidences happen. For example, you see a prospective male in the hammer section, so you walk up beside him and you act as if you browsing around for the specific that just happens to be on the shelf that is directly in front of him. In this scenario, lets say it’s a sledgehammer. Initiating a dialogue can be as simple as “Do you prefer the 10lb or 20 lb sledge (learn the lingo)?” See how simple that is? And if he suddenly creeps you out, you need only to drop the 20lb sledge on his foot and run to the next guy.
Ok, this is not a earth shattering suggestion of where to introduce yourself to prospective male suitors, but it’s my way of increasing the opportunity to meet interested women in places that are often overpopulated with men.